Training camp position battles to watch: Buccaneers

It's that time of the year again. Optimism is in the air, and there are jobs up for grabs. With the onset of training camp comes heated positional battles. And the winners of these battles can help fantasy owners down the road. So who are we watching in training camp over the next month? Take a look at the breakdown below and make sure to keep a close eye on how these roster spots shape up over the next few weeks. There may just be a league-winning sleeper to discover among the chaos.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tight Ends

Due to the offseason meltdown of Austin Seferian-Jenkins, his job as the Bucs starting tight end is evidently in jeopardy.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins - The negative offseason narrative regarding ASJ has snowballed out of control. First, he had undergone surgery to repair a shoulder injury which kept him off the field for nine games in 2015. Then, during spring practices, the coaching staff kicked him off the field for mental lapses. Things are trending in the wrong direction for the third-year tight end. He'll have to step up in camp, and prove that he can stay healthy in order to reclaim the starting role.

Cameron Brate - Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter wasn't shy about voicing his concern with Seferian-Jenkins and even said that he would have to hold off Brate for the starting role as tight end. The third-year player out of Harvard has been talked up as a red zone presence and with a strong showing in camp, he cold become a fantasy-relevant option as far as sleeper tight ends go. We're keeping a close eye on this one.

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Matt Franciscovich is an associate fantasy editor for NFL.com. Follow him on Twitter @MattFranchise.

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